The Aurora test version of Firefox won't load browser plug-ins, such as Silverlight and QuickTime, unless the user grants permission. Flash is the exception.
A cool new experiment uses HTML5 to turn any Web site into a 3D labyrinth and any smartphone running Chrome into a game controller.
A meeting this month could put the finishing touches on a new version of WebSocket, a technology for high-speed communications between browsers and servers.
Browser makers are excited about a new technology called Web Sockets, but some are scrambling after an early version raised a security problem.
The Web standards world and Microsoft are getting reacquainted with one another. But it's not all kumbaya around the campfire.
Not wanting Google's SPDY to hog the spotlight, Microsoft offers its own HTTP Speed+Mobility technology to make the Web faster. Expect more details this week at an IETF meeting.
SPDY, short for "speedy," is a faster and more secure successor to HTTP that Google, Facebook and Twitter have adopted.
Reaching a standardization milestone called "last call," the World Wide Web Consortium formally is seeking comment on a major overhaul of the Web standard.
Web developers, brace yourselves for Firefox 4 features. One in particular, IndexedDB, gives Web applications new data storage abilities.